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Remind a Survivor That She’s Worthy


Turning a lump of clay into unique, eye-catching jewelry is quite a trick, but how about turning around damaged lives in the process? Meet The Worthy Co, a social enterprise dedicated to dignity for trafficked women. — More.

Food & Drink

Chipping In for Latino Youth


Troubled by the negative messages their own kids were hearing, two social entrepreneurs launched a line of healthy tortilla chips designed to help change the narrative for Latino young people.
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How to Save Local Restaurants


Think you’re supporting your favorite local restaurants by opening an app to order home delivery? Think again – you might actually be driving them to extinction.
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Squeezable Toys, Teachable Moments


By turning plastic bottles into cuddly dolphins, seals, and other stuffed animals, one social entrepreneur has found a way to engage kids in the conversation around clean oceans and plastic recycling.
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Drink Tea, Plant a Tree


Can Grandma’s tea recipe change the life of Haitian farmers? Meet the young social entrepreneur whose thirst for impact is helping to plant the seeds of change.
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Raise Your Cup to Social Impact


Nothing says clean water, healthy environment, and strong communities like … drinkware? This cup company runneth over with values, and customers are invited to actively participate in their favorite cause.
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Making Beauty from Broken Things


Beautiful things for your home, created by Skid Row residents who know what it’s like not to have a home — that’s the idea behind this inspiring social enterprise.
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Weaving a Future for Global Artisans


Artisan communities are disappearing under the pressures of fast fashion and global trade. Can social enterprise preserve a way of life through more predictable income?
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Travel & Leisure

Choosing Impact: Uber or Lyft?


Cost and convenience matter. But if you’re also comparing for social impact, does it make any difference which ridesharing company you choose?
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Wellness

When Wellness Begets Goodness


A business trip to India changed the life of one social entrepreneur, and now he’s proving your gym habit can change the lives of enslaved women.
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The “Irresistible” Reality of Bioengineering


Countless consumer products today are made with oil-based chemicals, creating an environmental burden throughout their entire life cycle. But one day soon those chemicals will be grown from organic feedstock instead. Here’s why it matters.
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Lighting a Candle for Refugees


Thousands of refugees find safety in America each year, but what about security? One social entrepreneur proves that candles can add a little certainty to life in a new land.
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3 Reasons to Love Social Enterprise


There are lots of ways to make a positive change in the world, for both individuals and businesses. In trying to spend for good, we find it helpful to think about three main categories of impact.
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Great Chocolate for a Better World


Most chocolate is a guilty pleasure, but we found a chocolate brand that promotes healthy snacking, fair trade, and diverse supply chains. No empty calories there!
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Everything Old is New(ly) Again


What if consumer demand could help remake the $10 billion interior design industry into something more earth conscious and less status conscious? We found a social enterprise in Nashville that proves beautiful and sustainable can go hand-in-hand.
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Comparison Shopping for the Planet


You probably already check a product’s tag for price, plus maybe its contents or place of origin. But starting now, a new tag will tell you whether the product was made with a net-zero carbon footprint. For consumers who care about the environment, comparison shopping is about to get a whole lot easier.
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Fashion

Freedom as a Fashion Statement


Abi Ferrin started doing social enterprise long before most people knew the term — but all along she harbored a painful secret that would eventually spark something beautiful.
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Food & Drink

11 Million Reasons to Snack More


Start with science, add plenty of compassion, various flavors of granola, and a dash of Hollywood glamor — and you just might have the recipe for saving millions of lives
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Wellness

A Feel-Good Soap for Uncertain Times


Can’t imagine living without soap right now? That’s the stark reality in much of the world, but we found a social enterprise that’s helping to solve the problem while providing US consumers with top-quality suds.
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Opportunity Has an Address on Humphreys Street


For anyone born into poverty, creating a better life can be a grind. But for kids in one under-resourced Nashville neighborhood, it’s a grind, roast, and brew, thanks to a social enterprise that turns beans into opportunity.
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Abolition is a Beautiful Thing


In sexual trafficking, victims are often branded with forced tattoos or scarification. But a Nashville social enterprise is helping trafficked women take back their lives by “branding” handmade jewelry to fund a modern-day abolition movement.
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